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Max and Pearl Herman Lecture Series

The Max and Pearl Herman Lecture series features a program of speakers and studies focused on Judaism and religious tolerance.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

The 2017 Max and Pearl Herman Lecture
Bathroom Anxiety: Frankness, Disgust and the Dilemmas of Being Human
Presented by: Judith Plaskow, Professor of Religious Studies, Manhattan College
Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Agra Torchinsky Salon | The Mackenzie Art Gallery | 3475 Albert Street | Regina


Judith Plaskow is Professor Emerita of Religious Studies at Manhattan College, New York. She has expertise in the area of contemporary religious thought, particularly feminist theory. She is co-founder of the Journal of Religious Studies in Religion and has formerly served as president of the American Academy of Religion.

A trailblazer in her field, Plaskow authored the very first book of Jewish feminist theology, entitled Standing at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective (1991). She is also the author of Sex, Sin and Grace: Women's Experience and the Theologies of Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich (1980), as well as a collection of essays entitled The Coming of Lilith: Essays on Feminism, Judaism, and Sexual Ethics (2005). She has also co-edited three books: Women and Religion (1973), Womanspirit Rising: A Feminist Reader in Religion (1979), and Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality (1989). In addition, she has published numerous articles in edited volumes and journals.

All are welcome to this free public event. For more information please call 306-585-5128.

Past Lectures

Dr. Cynthia Baker, Bates College
Transgressive Jewish Women: From Esther and Judith to Broad City and Transparent"
April 20, 2016

Dr. Gordon D. Newby
Conversations about the End of Time: Jews, Christians and Muslims at the Beginning of Islam
March 12 2015

Dr. Naomi Goldenberg, University of Ottawa
God and Government: An Exploration of the Role of "Religion" in Contemporary Statecraft
 September 24, 2013
Dr. Aaron Hughes, University of Rochester
Transgressing Boundaries: The Study of Judaism in a Time of Crisis
March 11, 2013
Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, Vanderbilt University
Jesus and Judaism: The Connection still Matters
November 27, 2007

Dr. Regina Schwartz, Northwestern University
Freud's Moses/es AND Religion and Toleration: Re-Reading the Hebrew Bible

Rabbi Dow Marmur, Sr. Rabbi, Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto
Prophecy, Power and Politics in Jewish Christian Relations: A Jewish Perspective AND The Theology of Land in Israel